The first mention of Patent Leather came from Brussels, Belgium in the late 1700s, although it was at the time (please forgive us), not patented. From there, patents were eventually obtained in 1793 and 1805 for making patent leather, this time in Birmingham and Hackney Wick, England. Patent leather, it is widely agreed upon, owes much of its popularity to Seth Boyden. Seth Boyden, after obtaining a piece of patent leather from a German military hat did what anyone would do in the situation. Springing to action, he set up a shed at a Cast Iron Foundry and went to work on reverse engineering the process. Alas, Boyden never patented his lengthy process either, which included layers of linseed oil and days of baking the leathers and the irony continued.
The popularity of patent leather for use in formal dress grew from there. Today, we have our choice of patent products form belts, shoes, bags and more. Now in the wonderful throws of Summer, we are enjoying a surge of patent accessories and in honor of all those wonderful inventors that never held a patent, we invite you to pay homage by holding one of your very own!
A patent faux leather update on this trendy look! Upgrade your look straight to the catwalk. The stylish handle placement of this trendy zip around top closure bag makes us want to practice our model strut right here in the office.
This flat bottomed beauty is the perfect size for everyday wear from office to errands and brunch on the weekends. Just remember when you are prowling the mean streets looking like an off duty model, who tipped you off to the au currant style of this delectable bag. Don’t forget the little people!
Touchable, soft faux leather and sophisticated faux patent details make this the fashionista’s dream bag through the winter fashion season. In chic color combinations, quilted accessories were on the runway for this year’s trendiest look! With so much room in the barrel designed body and tasteful side zip around patent leather pockets, you won’t have to decide whether to make this your daily bag or save it for a weekend get away, you can have both.
A trend stopping bag with two distinct sides. A stunning gold tone metal frame and Rhinestone studs set this quilted handbag apart from the rest. Wonderfully compact, the double zipper compartments hide a surprisingly roomy, deliciously silky interior! The adjustable, removable shoulder strap gives you options on how to wear this little two faced accessory. Go high low in your jeans and flats or keep up with your most sophisticated silhouettes.
Show your chic style at the office! With a trendy zip around top closure and snap closed key ring tethe, this faux patent briefcase bag is a style to be reckoned with. Featuring luxuriously soft rolled faux leather handles and silky polka dot interior, this bag will make you want to make it your weekend as well as week day companion. The look of faux and patent leather combined give you the ability to pair this eye catching style with streamlined work or casual silhouettes.
Make a chic power move with this sophisticated briefcase, sure to become an instant classic. With gold tone metal hinged handles and frame detailing, this flat bottomed briefcase’s silky, polka dot fabric interior has room for documents, ipad and more.
Well there you have it. Holding a patent has never been so easy! And you didn’t even have to erect a shed on the grounds of your local Cast Iron Foundry.